Sunday, October 30, 2011

Ironwood in July

In July we were so very excited to get Michael's brother James back from his mission to Peru that we decided to head up to Ironwood with him once he got home so we could spend a little quality time all together!  We were all so happy to have James back!  He spent tons of time playing with the kids and they were in heaven!  We had such a great time visiting with Grandpa, Christy, Benjamin and Vick, too.  The kids got to spend good quality time with Auntie Janny and Aunt Sherry, too.  It was such a fun trip.  It's always fun to go to Grandpa's house!  We are so happy with live close enough to visit every now and again!  So here are about a million pictures from the trip, since I just don't have it in me to narrow down my selection any more!

Uncle James, doing sidewalk chalk with the boys:

Auntie Janny, reading the boys a book.  I love how they both look so worried.  I think the gingerbread man is about to get eaten...

Sweet hugs from Janny:

This was funny.  Sophie was so upset in her crib, so Michael snuck her out and gave her a popsicle.  Boy did she like that.

Michael taught her how to turn her stick into a mustache;

She was nice enough to share some with Daddy, too:

I like this one a lot.  This girl sure loves her Daddy:

I like how they're making the same face:

Happy girl with her happy Dad:

Checking out James' headphones:

And Benjamin's cell phone:

I think its pretty funny how huge Benjamin is next to Sophie:

Smooches from Uncle Benjamin:

Playing with James.  She loved having him toss her on that lovesac!

Getting stuff out of the pantry used to always be Christy's job.  Now look how tall she is!  Time to pass the torch to Sophie, I guess!

Or maybe not.

This was definitely a highlight of the trip.  We went to visit Uncle Brett and Aunt Sherry and while we were there, Ryan found out that they had a convertible in the garage.  Ryan has been in love with convertibles for a while, so he was pretty ecstatic to see one up close.

Here he is, just looking at it!

And you betcha Sherry gave them a ride!  Can you see their faces?  Ryan is the happiest boy alive.

They thought the roof was pretty amazing.  You can see their happy little faces through the windshield:

Giving Sherry some hugs:

Sophie literally hanging out with Uncle Brett.  

We went to a little festival while we were there and the kids got to dance their hearts out. These might be some of my favorite pictures of all time.  Pretty amazing moves.

Janny got them treats, tickets for the bounce house, you name it!  They had so much fun.

A happy little Sophie with her Auntie Janny:

James and Sophie:

Nice brothers:

More nice brothers!

It was such a nice trip!  We had a great time!  We love you all!

1 comment:

AnnaMarie said...

Such great pictures. I love Ryan & the convertible. So much.